The industrialized world has severely damaged the ozone layer, which protects all life from the deadly ultraviolet rays of the sun. -Greenpeace International
Worldwide 76 percent of the planet’s original primary forests have been destroyed or degraded. Between 40,000 and 60,000 types of forest-dependent plant, animal, and insect species are becoming extinct annually.
Seven out of ten (69 percent) of the oceans’ commercially targeted marine fish stocks are fished beyond ecological safe limits.
One-quarter of the planet’s biological diversity is in danger of extinction within the next 30 years.